Category: Bluegrass recording news

Stacy Grubb overcomes obstacles to sing bluegrass

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most of us know how difficult it can be to establish a career in music, and it’s no easier for bluegrass acts than it is for anyone else. For a young female vocalist trying to raise a new family at the same time, there are extra […]


Little Darlin’ from Jessica Stiles

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jessica Stiles has announced the digital release of her new five song EP, Little Darlin’, with contributions from Mike Compton, Charlie Cushman, Josh Williams, Shad Cobb, and Kent Blanton. A pair of songs from the album will be made into a 45 RPM vinyl record, to […]


Mountain Heart finishing new album

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

We caught up yesterday with Josh Shilling, lead singer in the newly-reformed Mountain Heart, and asked him to fill our readers in on the new band structure, the new album they are putting the finishing touches on, and what to expect from this high-energy outfit […]


Like A Hawk from Chris Jones & the Night Drivers

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chris Jones has released a new single from his current project, Live At The Old Feed Store. The song is Like A Hawk, one Chris wrote and recorded previously for his 2006 album, Too Far Down The Road. It’s a bluesy number about a dangerous woman, […]


Wood Family Tradition continues A.L. Wood’s legacy

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

A.L. Wood was a legendary banjo picker, singer, songwriter and bandleader in North Carolina, active with his band The Smokey Ridge Boys along the eastern seaboard states through the ’90s. He only recorded four albums under his name, and they are treasured keepsakes for those […]


Solo album coming soon from Kyle Perkins

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kyle Perkins has made a name for himself as a solid bass player, working with touring acts like the Kati Penn Band, David Parmley & Continental Divide, and the Larry Stephenson Band. He is also a fine banjo player, and his greatest career honor had been […]


The Coast coming from Wood & Wire

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wood & Wire, a dynamic young string band from Austin, TX, is set to release their second album, The Coast, in February. The group consists of Tony Kamel on guitar, Dom Fisher on bass, Trevor Smith on banjo, and Billy Bright on mandolin. Special guests on […]


Tim O’Brien brushes his teeth with Coca-Cola?

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tim O’Brien has a new single, and a new distribution system for releasing his music. With his 2015 dedicated to Hot Rize, the bluegrass vehicle which first brought Tim and his music to prominence 30 years ago, he wanted a way to keep making new […]


Moonshiner – first single from the Slaughters

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Shannon & Heather Slaughter have released a debut single from their upcoming album, Never Just A Song. It’s their version of the familiar mountain ballad, Moonshiner, but with a bluesy, pentatonic twist. Shannon says they heard it this way on a record by Harley Allen and […]


WDON Recordings from Frank Wakefield and Red Allen

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patuxent Music has released an absolutely classic set of recordings from Red Allen and Frank Wakefield. The WDON Recordings contain 22 tracks cut in 1963 when Red and Frank had a recurring radio program at WDON AM in Wheaton, MD. This was at a time when […]